Established in 2001, the Walpole British Luxury Awards are a celebration of exceptional brands and individuals that make the luxury industry the world-leader it is today. The awards were created to honour those who demonstrate excellence in the luxury sector within Britain – where the luxury industry is now worth over £32 billion.
The Walpole British Luxury Awards will take place on Monday 14th of November at The Dorchester.
The event is co-hosted by Walpole CEO Michelle Emmerson, with winners selected by an esteemed judging panel of luxury leaders led by Michael Ward, MD of Harrods and Chairman of Walpole and including Lucia van der Post, Sarah Anderson, (Head of Brand & Partnerships, GREAT Britain Campaign), Peter Ting, Gillian de Bono (FT How to Spend It), Marcus Waring (Restaurateur), and Richard Carter (Rolls-Royce Motor Cars).
The shortlist is as follows:
British Luxury Brand of the Year, in association with Laurent-Perrier
Ralph & Russo
Best British Cultural Experience, in association with London Advertising
Fashioning a Reign exhibitions at Her Majesty The Queen’s official residences
Royal Ascot Ladies Day
Vogue 100 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
World of Wedgwood
The Champion of British Luxury Manufacturing, in association with G.F Smith
Holland & Holland
Best British Luxury Craftsmanship
Johnstons of Elgin
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Digital Innovation in British Luxury
The Champion of British Luxury Overseas, in association with Freight Brokers
Jaguar Land Rover
Soho House Group
The Champion of British Luxury Sustainability, in association with Premier Tax Free
House of St Barnabas
Rêve en Vert
The prestigious Leader in Luxury and Outstanding Achievement in British Luxury category winners will be revealed on the night, as will the Walpole 2016 Emerging British Luxury Talents, in association with Mishcon de Reya. Last year’s winners included Victoria Beckham, Goodwood, Charlotte Olympia and Valentino, with the Best Luxury Brand Ambassador award presented to Charlotte Olympia, by British Fashion Model and Writer, Laura Bailey.